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    Weight Bracket On I-Match

    Still thinking the whole weight thing. Wheel weights, ballast box, suitcase weights, etc., I probably missed some. Oh yea, filling the tires.
    Anyhow, I'm thinking it would be great to have added weight on front and rear all the time, whether tilling, box scraping, or using the loader. Taking advantage on an implement on the front and rear all the time is a no brainer. Having additional weight, beyond the implement, is the challenge. Wheel weights and suitcase weights are the two options I see that don't interfere with an implement and are not a standalone, like a ballast box, maybe there's more.
    Has anyone considered , or already done, adding a bar on their I-Match to hold suitcase weights? If so I'd like to see what you've done. . . . Or am I way off base here?

    I see wheel weights front and rear and/or suitcase weights front and rear (on I-Match). Neither interfere with an implement. . . . Just a thought!
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    I've taken my lifting weights, (used oh some ) on the front and rear quick hitch. I left about 3" on both sides of the rear I match and place the weights on the inside of the I match Even have 4 heavy rotors that I put on the bar plus about 100 # of weights. I use this setup with the blower on the front.
    I put the bar on the front of tractor and some weight when I have the tiller on . Couldn't find weights at a fair price so I noticed the lifting weights one day walking out basement door.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlin View Post
    Still thinking the whole weight thing. Wheel weights, ballast box, suitcase weights, etc., I probably missed some. Oh yea, filling the tires.
    Anyhow, I'm thinking it would be great to have added weight on front and rear all the time, whether tilling, box scraping, or using the loader. Taking advantage on an implement on the front and rear all the time is a no brainer. Having additional weight, beyond the implement, is the challenge. Wheel weights and suitcase weights are the two options I see that don't interfere with an implement and are not a standalone, like a ballast box, maybe there's more.
    Has anyone considered , or already done, adding a bar on their I-Match to hold suitcase weights? If so I'd like to see what you've done. . . . Or am I way off base here?

    I see wheel weights front and rear and/or suitcase weights front and rear (on I-Match). Neither interfere with an implement. . . . Just a thought!
    Here's the solution:

    https://heavyhitch.com/store/

    I don't know about the 1026r but my 2520 has a weight bracket built right in on the front that holds 5 weights (42#) I think. I added an extended weight bracket that now holds 7. For the rear the heavy hitch (which is iMatch compatible) will hold 9 weights.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Here's the solution:

    https://heavyhitch.com/store/

    A HeavyHitch isn't going to solve his quandry. He can't have that AND a tiller or box scraper on the iMatch at the same time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    A HeavyHitch isn't going to solve his quandry. He can't have that AND a tiller or box scraper on the iMatch at the same time.
    Ahh - OK - I guess I misunderstood the need for weight along with the implement at the same end......
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    Heavy hitch is my preference.
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    I am happy with my HeavyHitch. They do have some implements that fit in the trailer receiver that also has the weight bar on it. So you could use both at the same time. Check out their website.
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    Clarification . . . . My 1026R has a bracket on the front for suitcase weights. I have an I-Match hitch on the rear.

    I'm wondering if anyone has welded a bar, etc., on their I-Match for the attachment and holding of suitcase weights. This would allow the suitcase weights to be on the tractor all the time, same as the I-Match, while still allowing easy attachment of a 647 tiller or box scraper, etc., with no interference. . . . Just an idea that got my attention.

    Changing to the Heavy Hitch @ this point would cost too many additional . I'd rather spend the dollars on the weights.
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    I'm glad to hear that you are thinking about weights for your tractor being a new owner of an SCUT. This is very important and often overlooked. It doesn't take much of any implement to throw those little tractors way off balance and be dangerous.
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    There isn't a lot of room to mount much on a quick hitch and still leave room for an implement. I'm not saying it can't be done but I sure wouldn't want to do it. Sounds like a modification that you will be banging your head on constantly. If you're wanting cheap I'd go with weight lifting weights and just put a bar on your quick hitch to hang them from. Or get a drawbar from TSC and see what you can hang or weld on that. It won't be permanent like you want but you already shelled out the money for an I-Match to make things easy on and off so utilize it. I just don't like the idea of welding on something as expensive as an I-Match only to find out later you don't like it.

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